As the new year begins, I wondered what I could do to make our library at Malaga School better. Here are my thoughts.... My library serves as a place where students can read, test, find information and resources. Librarians should be informational professionals who select, organize and provide services to students. My job is to understand the nature, likes and dislikes of each student and meet their needs in all areas of the library. I encourage, promote and inspire our students to read. The library is open during morning recesslunch recess, and after school.  Reading programs in the library include: Accelerated Reader, Read Across America, Book TalksCalifornia Young  Reader MedalBook Bundles from FCOE and Fall/Spring book Fairs. I also encourage the staff to voice their thoughts and ideas to make sure our students are getting all the benefits the library has to offer.

Mrs. Prieto,

Library Technician





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Library News

  • Spring Book Fair
    Once again the Spring book fair was a success. Children who read do better in school, achieve better test scores and become lifelong readers. Thank you to the staff and parents for supporting the book fair.
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 11:59 AM by Susan Prieto
  • National Education Association
    For 20 years, the National Education Association has promoted reading across the nation in a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration on March 2nd. The purpose of Read Across America is to motivate children to read, an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong readers. Children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. Read Across America is the largest celebration of reading in the country.
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 3:37 PM by Susan Prieto
  • Dr. Seuss's Birthday
    In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America T-shirts and hats will be on sale to students, staff, and parents, February 27-March 3rd. The proceeds will benefit the library to purchase books and supplies. Thank you to the staff and community for supporting the library. 
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 2:40 PM by Susan Prieto
  • California Young Reader Meadal
    The California Young Reader program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal. The nominees  for 2016-2017 are:The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, I'm My Own Dog, Its an Orange Aardvark, Ribbit and Sam and Dave Dig A Hole. Students will vote for their favorite book in March.

    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 2:14 PM by Susan Prieto
    Thank you to the staff and the community for a successful book fair. The library received $2,560.00 for new books and supplies because of your support. The spring book fair will take place in March.
    Posted Nov 14, 2016, 1:39 PM by Susan Prieto
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Library Hours


Parents are welcome to come to the library to browse and check out books for their children.

A few Things You Should know About Reading:

  • Reading is a Skill. Reading takes practice. As children build confidence and success, their world opens up to new possibilities.
  • Kids need easy access to books to keep pace with their changing interests. Allow children to choose their own books. The books they self select are the books they will want to read.
  • Students who have the broadest reading experience score the highest on standardized reading and writing test.
  • Reading as little as 20 minutes a day improves a child's reading comprehension,speaking and thinking skills.
  • A Home Library will build a healthy habit of reading.

Students should be at 100% of their AR goal by June 2nd.


Students, parents and teachers may now access library holdings at the Malaga library.